The Minnesota Vikings remain one of two undefeated teams in the National Football League after a 28-20 victory over the Denver Broncos.
Minnesota quarterback Daunte Culpepper returned to action Sunday after missing two games with broken bones in his lower back. Culpepper passed for 277 yards and one touchdown. Vikings receiver Randy Moss had 10 receptions for 151 yards, and made a lateral pass to Moe Williams who ran to the end zone for a score.
Along with the Vikings, the Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated so far this season. The Chiefs play in the weekly Monday night game against their long-time nemesis Oakland Raiders.
The Dallas Cowboys under new head coach Bill Parcells have now won five straight games for the first time since 1994 and are off to their best start since winning eight of nine in 1995. Dallas receiver Terry Glenn caught three first-half touchdowns, the first two in spectacular fashion, as the Cowboys beat the Detroit Lions, 38-7.
The Tennessee Titans knocked the Carolina Panthers from the unbeaten ranks with a 37-17 victory. Titans quarterback Steve McNair solved one of the NFL's top defenses for 190 yards and a touchdown through the air and another score on the ground.
Elsewhere in the NFL Sunday:
New Orleans Saints 45, Atlanta Falcons 17
Cincinnati Bengals 34, Baltimore Ravens 26
San Diego Chargers 26, Cleveland Browns 20
Saint Louis Rams 34, Green Bay Packers 24
Philadelphia Eagles 14, New York Giants 10
New England Patriots 19, Miami Dolphins 13 (OT)
New York Jets 19, Houston Texans 14
Seattle Seahawks 24, Chicago Bears 17
San Francisco 49ers 24, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7
Buffalo Bills 24, Washington Redskins 7